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Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says. Global child labour remained concentrated primarily in agriculture in 2016, the report said [File: AP] Forty million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge Timothy Spencer QC, sentencing 11 people from one family, says such abuse could be happening nationwide on ‘shocking scale’  An aerial photo of the Drinsey Nook Traveller site in Lincolnshire, where

Families pay THREE TIMES value of household appliances as poorest hit by massive interest rates

Hard-up families are ­paying up to THREE TIMES as much for essential household appliances, a Sunday Mirror invest­igation has discovered. We found rent-to-own companies, often the last resort of households with poor credit histories, charging £1,302 for a £349 tumble dryer and £2,850 for

Bannon: Trump firing of Comey was the ‘biggest mistake in modern political history’

Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon was interviewed on “60 Minutes.” Here’s what he said Republican leadership and the Russia investigation. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the firing of FBI director James B. Comey by President

China studying when to ban sales of traditional fuel cars: Xinhua

Car dealers and customers walk at a second-hand car market near a newly-built residential area in Hefei, Anhui province, China January 26, 2013.REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – China has begun studying when to ban the production and sale of cars using traditional fuels, the official

The pursuit of pleasure is a modern-day addiction

Here’s a story that is not about Trump or Brexit. But this could be worse, with even direr consequences. Addiction is up. Depression is up. Death is up. In America, we have seen a decline in our life expectancy for the first time since 1993. But

A Cartoonist’s Jaundiced View of Modern Womanhood

Last summer, reposted images of a girl-about-town, drawn in Sharpie, began proliferating on Instagram. Invariably, the girl is wide-eyed and frantic—because of an unreturned text, a hankering for vodka, or an imminent bad choice. (“Me debating who I should go home with,” reads the caption

Inauguration of Jamia Millia Islamia’s Korean Language Programme

On August 25, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) celebrated the inauguration of its first Korean Language Programme. The opening of the Korean Language Programme comes at a time when the need and demand for learning Korean has been immensely increasing. On August 25, Jamia Millia

How to get the most out of your kitchen appliances

Having a more energy efficient kitchen isn’t simply about replacing all your appliances with better-performing new ones. Such a move would be unaffordable for the vast majority of households, and getting the latest models when your current appliances are still working is not always the most sustainable option,

Delhi govt imposes blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers, offenders to be booked under culpable homicide

Delhi social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday announced a blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers and warned that anyone found violating the rule will be booked under culpable homicide. He also said that a committee had been formed to find out